NGO Lauds Obiano For Rewarding Woman For Refusing To Sell Vote During Guber Poll
African Women Forum for Good Governance (AWFG), a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) has commended Governor Willie Obiano for recognising and rewarding Mrs Ngozi Onuegbusi for rejecting to sell her vote.
Onuegbusi from Ukwulu, Dunukofia Local Government Area was seen in a viral video refusing to accept N5,000 as bribe from an agent to vote for a certain party.
Onuegbusi opted instead, to vote according to her conscience.
Her rare show of courage and uprightness earned her a reward of N1 million from Gov Willie Obiano who invited her for recognition on Thursday.
Hon. Justice Chinwe Iyizoba, founder of the NGO which advocates good governance and the socio-economic development of Africa through gender empowerment said Onuegbusi should be a model to womenfolk.
Iyizoba, a retired Justice of Court of Appeal said in a Statement made available on Friday one of the visions of her NGO is to identify such women and empower them in their businesses or political aspirations,
She said her NGO would support such women in their endeavors in order to create a new crop of rural women and bulk of voters in elections, who will always eschew money politics.
She said that it was necessary for politicians to learn that the only way to make progress in politics was to provide the people who elected them into office with good governance.
“What people need is provision of the necessary social amenities to make life worth living, these include good roads, good schools, jobs, good healthcare, water supply, electricity, and others.
“Government, public and private institutions recognise the importance and relevance of women in the scheme of things.
“Women deserve greater representation in governance at all levels and as mothers of the nation, know we were the shoes pinch and have a lot to say and contribute towards making things better,” she said.